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Working better together: TXWES to create new School of Arts & Sciences

05.27.2020 | By: Texas Wesleyan University
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Texas Wesleyan University is always looking for ways to improve the “Smaller. Smarter.” experience for students.

With that in mind, effective June 1, the Schools of Arts & Letters and Natural & Social Sciences will merge to form the new Texas Wesleyan University School of Arts & Sciences. The new structure will allow for more efficient scheduling of general education courses, making it easier for students to select classes and get to graduation faster, while allowing faculty and staff to operate as a single, more-efficient school.

“The education Texas Wesleyan offers is unmatched. However, we must always be looking for ways to improve how we serve our students,” Hector Quintanilla, interim vice president for academic affairs and provost, said. “The two schools, which already work so well together, will now combine efforts and be able to make better decisions for our students. Considering that the schools already manage 90% of our general education classes combined, it is a move that makes sense.”

Faculty from both schools worked closely with their deans to provide feedback on the realignment. The University also considered the needs of our students and higher education best practices.

“Every decision we make at Texas Wesleyan is made with students, faculty and staff in mind,” said University President Frederick G. Slabach. “By merging these two high-performing schools into one, we’re ensuring that resources are being used—and class planning is being done—in the smartest way possible. This move embodies ‘Smaller. Smarter.’”

More information on the merger will be made available as it is finalized.

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